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Secondary Workshops

Our Secondary School workshops motivate and stimulate pupils to help
them grow and develop.

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Chilean rose tarantula

The role of Secondary education is to nurture the development of pupils’ cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills.

 

ZooLab’s digital and face-to-face Secondary workshops are curriculum-driven.

 

We deliver an understanding of complex biological, social or engineering concepts through hands-on animal encounters to provide fun and engaging learning experiences.

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Desserts

10 Pie Recipes to Try This Fall 

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Mains

A Pasta Hack That Will Transport You to Rome

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Drinks

The Health Benefits of Drinking Tea Daily 

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Healthy

Creative Salad Ideas for the Veggie Lover

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Science

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Biomimetics

KS 3, 4; Third, Fourth Stage. 

Ages 11 - 16.

This fascinating session will look at a section of complex behaviours from the animal world including Batesian mimicry, parthenogenesis and camouflage!

 

What can humans learn from these marvels? Find out how nature-inspired solutions are influencing scientific, medical and engineering discovery.

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Classification

KS 1, 2, 3; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

This hands-on, animal-handling workshop experience brings pupils face to face with classification.

It is part of an experiential and interactive learning experience in which introduces ZooLab animals that include vertebrates and invertebrates. Pupils explore different classes of animal so they can uncover their differences and similarities themselves.

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Symbiosis

KS3, KS4, KS5; Third Stage, Fourth & Senior Stage. 

Ages 12 - 17.

Nature can be downright bizarre! Filled with real-world examples, this workshop focuses on the different ways that animals interact with one and other.

 

Pupils will investigate mutualistic, commensalistic and parasitic relationship - from crocodiles and teeth cleaning plover birds, to mind-controlled ants and malaria.

Geography

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Human Impacts On The Environment 

KS 3, KS 4; Third, Fourth Stage.
Ages 11 -16.

Never before has environmental learning been so important and this workshop was created to feed into this thirst for knowledge and continue inspiring change.

In this workshop we explore the combination of human activities that has led to the climate crisis - from greenhouse gases to the negative effects of tourism. We also discover what we can do to  reverse some of the damage caused. 

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Predators, Prey & Food Chains 

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

In this workshop we look at feeding connections (what-eats-what) in an ecological community. Using our ZooLab animals, we examine herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and learn how to classify non-living and living things.

 

Pupils discover where energy comes from and how the consumer resource system can cause the disruption of a food web.

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Rainforest Discovery

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

Your ZooLab presenter takes you on an exciting journey through the rainforest, letting you get hands-on with real rainforest animals!

 

Learn all about the different rainforest layers that these animals live in, who and what they eat and how they’re coming under threat. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about life in the steamy tropics.

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Rainforest Unwrapped

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

The rainforest is a cornicopia of resources. It supplies us with a plethora of day to day items that we take for granted - things including wood, medicine and food - but at what price? This hands-on workshop delves into life in the rainforest and looks at how we’re depleating these resources.

 

Can we reverse this man-made effect through recycling and sustainability? Pupils learn how making a few small changes to our lives, we can help ensure the preservation of this fascinating habitat for years to come. 

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Biodiversity

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

Nature is a carefully balanced ecosystem which supports a wide variety of life through its biodiversity.

This workshop talks of the variety of life on the planet - informing of the difference in levels of biodiversity around the world and warns of the dangers to the balance of nature.

 

We also look at the Rainforest, and highlight the diversity of arachnids, insects and amphibians.

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Habitats

KS 1, 2, 3, 4; First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 11 - 14.

What is a habitat? What types of habitat are there? Why do habitats matter? So many questions answered!

​ZooLab’s Habitat workshop introduces pupils to different habitats from around the world: including tropical rainforests, deserts, polar regions and oceans.

 

This hands-on workshop looks at three great survivors; rats, cockroaches and humans and considers how and why they have survived.

Looking for something different?

Check out our full range of workshops!

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On-line or In-person 

Our workshops can be digital or face-to-face! Contact us to find out more.

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